ELLERY Frank
20512, temp Company Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For the greatest gallantry and good leadership during the attacks on the enemy positions east of Gouzeaucourt Wood on the 9th and 12th September 1918.  During the attack on the 9th September he was in charge of a platoon, and with great courage and skill he led his platoon on the objective and consolidated.  On the 12th September he captured his platoon objective, and part of that of the platoon on his right, and owing to failure of these troops to hold their objective his flank was exposed.  He placed himself on the extreme flank, and his platoon kept up a continuous fight against vastly superior numbers of skilled and brave enemy troops for twelve hours, when they were at last relieved.  His gallantry throughout the operations was a splendid example to his men

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 21 February 1886, Wellington, NZ
Died
THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT